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Top 17 Plugins for Android Studio

There are hundreds of plugins out-there for Android Studio and the number grows daily. This is mainly due to two reasons. The first is the fact that Android Studio is the industry accepted go-to IDE for creating Android apps. The second is Intellij IDEA, the platform upon which Android Studio is based, that allows for the development and easy installation ...

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Crashlytics and Android: Clean Way to Use Custom Crash Reports?

I was implementing Firebase Crashlytics for crash reporting for an Android app, and came across their documentation for customizing the reports. Having things like additional logging and user info for non-fatal exceptions are great, but what I wanted to use were the custom keys that could be used to log application state when the exception occurs. What’s really nice is that the state info is clearly displayed in the Firebase console. My ...

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How to apply Machine Learning to Android using Fritz.ai

This article describes how to apply Machine Learning to Android using Fritz.ai. Before diving into the details about how to develop a Machine learning Android app, it is useful to describe briefly what is Fritz.ai platform. As you may know, Machine Learning is an interesting topic that is gaining importance and promises to transform several areas including the way we ...

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Java vs Kotlin for Android Development

Mobile technology is one of the most disruptive innovations in the world today. Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS, are the operating systems used primarily in mobile technology, such as smart-phones and tablets. For almost two decades, Java was the prime language to build Android applications. This language was ruling the world of Android until the birth of a new language Kotlin. A ...

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Your Guide to Becoming a Better Android App Developer

Did you realize that consumers spend nearly $86 billion on apps each year? If you are an app developer, finding a way to make your programs stand out from the competition should be your main goal. Failing to focus on making your apps functional and engaging can make it difficult to achieve the level of success you are after. While ...

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4 external displays to use with Android Things: TM1637, Max7219, SSD1306, LCD 1602, LCD 2004

External displays are peripherals we can use with Android Things to show information. This article covers how to use 4 external display with Android Things. Displays are important when it is necessary to show information. When we develop smart devices based on Android Things usually it is necessary to show information to the user. Even if we could use RGB ...

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Android Nearby: How to integrate Android and Android Things

This article explores how to use Android Nearby showing how to integrate Android and Android Things. There are several strategies we can use to integrate Android and Android Things, Android Nearby technology is one of them. Android provides a set of API that simplifies the data exchange between two different devices. One interesting aspect is the Android Nearby supports also ...

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Create a Basic Android App without an IDE

“I love writing authentication and authorization code.” ~ No Java Developer Ever. Tired of building the same login screens over and over? Try the Okta API for hosted authentication, authorization, and multi-factor auth. Virtually every Android tutorial uses Android Studio to create and develop an app. This isn’t great for learning since you don’t see how things work, namely The ...

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10 Arduino IDE alternative to start programming

When we start developing an Arduino project usually we tend to use the Arduino IDE. There are, anyway, several Arduino IDE alternative we should consider if we are not satisfied with the standard IDE. As we know, Arduino is one of the most popular prototyping board (with several alternatives) when it comes the time to develop an IoT project or ...

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